Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez has admitted he loved Chelsea as a child and that he would have liked to have played with Frank Lampard during his career.
“I would have liked to play with Lampard. I always used to watch Chelsea as a kid, loved them,” Gimenez said in a new interview.
Gimenez’s comments comes amid reports of Chelsea’s interest in signing the Atletico Madrid defender.
Chelsea struggled defensively last season, conceding 54 times in the Premier League, the most in the top ten and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen on signing a defender this summer.
Gimenez isn’t the only Atletico Madrid player on Chelsea’s transfer shortlist. Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is also a transfer target for the Blues.